Tuesday, 4 March 2008

New paradigm for periurban WatSan

The paper A new paradigm for low-cost urban water supplies and sanitation in developing countries (Water Policy 10 (2), 119−129), by myself and Dr Graham Alabaster of UN-Habitat, is now available on-line − pdf here, and more info. here. The New Paradigm is very simply stated: Supply water and sanitation to groups of households, not individual households. Why? Because it’s much cheaper − and likely to be one of the main ways the MDG sanitation target can be met.